Haroun and the sea of stories
Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Alice in Wonderland', and 'The Wizard of Oz'. In this adaptation for the stage, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.
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A few minutes later, however, Haroun heard more new voices. They were like
choruses, many voices at a time speaking in perfect unison, and they were full of
froth and bubbles. Finally Haroun worked out that they were actually coming up ...
'If you'd be quiet for a moment, you'd know soon enough where your Batcheat
waits,' a Chupwala voice called out from the crowd that had gathered to greet the
Guppees. (Many Chupwalas had started breaking the Laws of Silence now, ...
'Is that a voice, or what is it?' 'It must be a what-is-it,' the crowd shouted back, '
because a voice it is certainly not.' Prince Bolo was deeply miffed. 'These persons
obviously cannot appreciate fine contemporary singing,' he said loudly to
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There's a lot to enjoy here (for a short book) but in the end I can't say I loved it. I liked it; it was diverting; I'd recommend it happily to others. This has a bit of wish-dream or deus ex machina ... Read full review
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Suppose you are an internationally acclaimed novelist who has written a book that some people view as blasphemous to a revered figure in a major world religion. A leading cleric of the faith tries to ... Read full review